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After Graduation - Outcomes

Elizabethtown’s history majors have gone onto careers in government, law, teaching, archives, museums, libraries, college administration, and business.

Obtaining an undergraduate degree in the humanities can help prepare you for a  variety of career opportunities. The article below lists just a few of the nation's most prominent public figures and how they used their degrees in the humanities.

Irrefutable Evidence of the Value of a       Liberal Arts Education


Before entering the workforce, many of our alumni have completed graduate degrees in law, history, public history, and library science at prestigious institutions such as

  • American University
  • Catholic University of America
  • Drexel University
  • Georgia State University
  • Simmons College
  • Kings College, London
  • Penn State Dickinson School of Law
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Rochester
  • University of Wisconsin
  • The University at Albany
  • West Virginia University 

For more information on recent alumni, please visit our alumni page.

After Elizabethtown: Outcomes

The Economic Policy Institute (Shierholz, Sabadish, & Finio, 2013) recently published a report showing elevated rates of both unemployment and underemployment among young adults across the United States. However, the recent graduates (2011, 2012, 2013) of Elizabethtown College performed well in the challenging marketplace they faced following graduation. The unique Elizabethtown blend of liberal arts and professional programs prepares students with the skills and experiences desired in today's

One-Year-Out Survey1:


1Three year average of 2011, 2012, and 2013 outcomes.

Five-Year Follow-Up Survey



College Satisfaction & Experiences

The overwhelming majority of the graduating class of 2014 were satisfied or very satisfied with their time at Elizabethtown College.

Satisfaction Statement 2012 2013 2014
Satisfied or Very Satisfied w/Major 90% 89% 89%
Satisfied or Very Satisfied w/Overall College Experience 81% 81% 81%
EC Experience was Very or Moderately Transformative 81% 77% 82%

Important Career/Graduate School Skills:

Elizabethtown College education impact on important career/graduate school skills:

  •   Significant
  •   Not Significant

Download the Class of 2013 Report PDF

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